1. High Availability AI Systems with Proxmox VE


    Creating a high-availability AI system involves establishing a reliable infrastructure that can sustain hardware failures, network issues, and other outages without affecting the availability of the AI services. Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) is an open-source virtualization management platform that can be used to create and manage virtualized AI servers, with capabilities for clustering, high availability, and live migration.

    While Proxmox itself is not directly available as a Pulumi resource, you can utilize Pulumi to provision and manage the underlying infrastructure where Proxmox will be installed and run. For example, if you're using a VMware vSphere environment, you can use Pulumi resources from the pulumi_vsphere provider to create a cluster of ESXi hosts where Proxmox VE could be installed manually or through additional automation.

    Below is a Pulumi program that demonstrates how you could set up a vSphere Compute Cluster, which is a collection of ESXi hosts with shared storage and network resources, suitable for running Proxmox VE in a high-availability setup. Note that this program only sets up the virtual infrastructure, and you would need to follow the Proxmox installation instructions to complete your setup.

    import pulumi import pulumi_vsphere as vsphere # Define the VMware vSphere datacenter where the resources will be created. datacenter = vsphere.Datacenter("ai-datacenter", name="ai-datacenter", ) # Define the cluster within the datacenter where the Proxmox VE instances will be run. compute_cluster = vsphere.ComputeCluster("ai-cluster", name="ai-cluster", ha_enabled=True, # Enable High Availability. drs_enabled=True, # Enable Distributed Resource Scheduler for load balancing. datacenter_id=datacenter.id, # Associate the cluster with the defined datacenter. ) # ... Add additional configuration such as host systems, datastore configurations, networking, etc. # Export the cluster ID which can be used to reference this cluster in future stack updates or invocations. pulumi.export("compute_cluster_id", compute_cluster.id)

    In the above program:

    • We first create a vSphere Datacenter resource which acts as a container for our cluster and other vSphere components.
    • Then, we define a ComputeCluster within that datacenter and enable the high-availability and DRS features which are critical for creating a resilient AI system.
    • Note that additional configuration such as host systems, shared datastores, and network settings would be needed to fully establish the infrastructure for Proxmox VE. This would typically involve installation and configuration steps within the vSphere environment and on each ESXi host.
    • At the end of the program, we export the compute cluster's ID, which can be useful for other operations involving the Pulumi stack.

    Remember that this Pulumi program is only the first step in setting up a high-availability AI system with Proxmox VE. You would need to install Proxmox onto the ESXi hosts and configure Proxmox clusters, storage, networking, and virtual machine replication as per your requirements. This is typically done through the Proxmox VE web interface or command-line tools after the underlying infrastructure has been provisioned.